Proud Mary Coffee - Into Puzzles, Kenya Gicherori Washed
Tasting Notes: Caramel, Lime, Peach.
Roastdate 15 Sept
About: The Gicherori washing station is part of the Kibugu Farmer’s Cooperative. The cooperative started in 1994 and currently supports around 1200 coffee farmers who manage between 100 to 1000 coffee trees each. Gicherori sits on the slopes of Mount Kenya, and the coffee is grown in rich volcanic soil. SL-28 and SL-34 are the most commonly grown varieties in this area and are recognised for their high-quality potential and drought resistance. For this lot, members of the cooperative delivered fresh coffee cherries to the washing station where they are depulped and then fermented overnight in tanks with clean water. Once the fermentation is complete, the coffee parchment is washed and dried on raised beds. This process creates a clean and sparkling coffee.
Producer: Kibugu Farmer's Cooperative
Region: Kibugu, Embu
Elevation: 1650 masl